“For 2nd time in 2 weeks, Nagorno-Karabakh residents are left without heating in freezing temperatures because of a gas pipeline running through Azerbaijan-controlled territory. Many bakeries are also unable to operate causing an acute shortage of bread”, Giorgi Gogia, the Associate Director of Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch posted on his Twitter account.
The gas cut also affects educational institutions, including kindergartens and schools. They remain closed as they cannot be heated. Urgent steps are needed to avoid further humanitarian crisis.
Recent weeks have also seen an uptick of violence on the line of contact. If this is a deliberate attempt at forcing population displacement that would be a breach of Geneva conventions”.